Why do people do what they do? How can people themselves to achieve their health & fitness goals more seamlessly? Atomic Habits is a step-by-step system for creating good habits and breaking bad habits. The purpose is to help you achieve remarkable results more efficiently and methodically.
While this covers a lot of information. here are some valuable lessons :
I. Focus on the process, not the product
– Set direction
– Restricts happiness
– Momentary change
– Long term change
– Keep you motivated
– Best for making progress
Winners and losers have the same goals. It is the process that separates one from the other.
II. Change your identity, change your habit – You believe what you tell others
When you say:
– I am healthy
– I am a leader
– I am successful.
– I am an inventor.
– I am a pre-millionaire.
Your change your mindset. When you change your mindset, you change your life.
III. Progress requires unlearning – To improve, constantly edit and upgrade your knowledge.
How to unlearn:
– Be open.
– Meet new people.
– Stop procrastinating
– Get out of your comfort zone.
IV. Time magnifies the margin between success and failure – Good habits take time to form.
How to create better habits:
– Make it easy.
– Make it obvious.
– Make it fulfilling.
– Make it attractive.
The most powerful outcomes are delayed.
V. Overnight success takes years
Your habits today build your future tomorrow.
VI. Design your environment for success
To be successful, create a world where:
– You thrive
– You eat healthier
– You push yourself
– You exercise more
– You minimise distractions
You are a product of your environment.
VII. Knowledge Compounds – Investing in your knowledge offers the highest return on investment
How to compound your knowledge:
– Read quality books
– Take good courses
– Find skilled mentors
Knowledge build like compound interests.
The book is like a reference on habit changing. You learn in depth how the 4-step model works and some of the insights and lessons that can be drawn from it.